Report: Lampard has made a decision about 'terrific' Chelsea player's future

Sam Preston December 7, 2020
Report: Lampard has made a decision about 'terrific' Chelsea player's future
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Chelsea will refuse any offers for winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in the January transfer window, according to the Athletic.

They report that the Blues do not want to loan or sell the Englishman despite him only making one Premier League start this season.

Apparently, Frank Lampard feels he would be left without sufficient depth if Hudson-Odoi left and has already made a decision on his future.

The report claims the England international was considering leaving to get more gametime and force his way into Gareth Southgate’s summer plans.

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But he is seen as a player with huge potential and somebody that Chelsea want to keep.

Hakim Ziyech’s weekend injury against Leeds has only strengthened Chelsea’s resolve on the winger’s future.

But the report says they’d decided to keep him before the former Ajax man limped off in the 3-1 win.

The report claims Hudson-Odoi will likely face Krasnodar tomorrow night, given he has played three Champions League matches so far and Chelsea are already through as group winners.

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It’s not just Lampard who rates Hudson-Odoi highly, either.

In January, former Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas called the winger ‘terrific’, as per Metro.

“The first time he came to train with us I knew he was different, his finishing and pace were something else for his age,’ said Fabregas.

“He has a long way to go and just came back from a terrible injury. With time and good attitude he can become a terrific player.”

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.